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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

On TV a Doctor is saying it Looks bad for him.






My mum died last year after having fallen into a coma. The doctors said that she would be an invalid if she did wake up again... So that does not give me much hope for Michael Schumacher... I wish him all the best of course, but...
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Quote's from Doctors at the Grenoble hospital where he is being treated:

"10.07am The doctors say that he "wouldn't be here now" if he had not been wearing a helmet. They also state that every year they deal with similar accidents inmvolving skiiers in this resort."

from BBC site. So seems helmets do make a difference.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

BBC update:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25548140

Wishing him a speedy and complete recovery. Certainly hope we get good news before his 45th birthday on the 3rd January.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Although perilously ill, there is still hope for Michael. He is relatively young, strong and fit.

My father suffered a massive brain haemorrhage at the same age when we were living abroad. He was struck in the temple by a golf ball at full pelt whilst playing golf and, although suffering no visible signs of serious injury, luckily his golfing partner was a surgeon who erred on the side of caution and took him to hospital.

With serious, traumatic head injuries, speed is of the essence. Michael is very lucky in that he received specialist treatment quickly too.

Full recovery will take time, of course, but praying that Michael pulls through.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

From french media:
critical state
artificial coma / hypothermia
Had 1 surgery
Dr Saillant, head of the brain institute, is taking care of the situation
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Why do they have to keep him so cold whilst in a coma? I tried to Google it but couldn't come up with a row of words to give a sensible answer.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

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Why do they have to keep him so cold whilst in a coma? I tried to Google it but couldn't come up with a row of words to give a sensible answer.
Therapeutic Hypothermia?
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

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Why do they have to keep him so cold whilst in a coma? I tried to Google it but couldn't come up with a row of words to give a sensible answer.
It is to slow the blood flow

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...y-induced-coma
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

It helps to protect the brain from further injury, it is now routine in some cases of brain injury or operations to put the patient into a near hypothermic state for this reason. Think of those little kids who get lost in the snow or in frozen rivers who are then resuscitated with no brain damage even though they have been deprived of oxygen for many minutes; that is where the idea came from.

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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

You maintain soft tissues alive with cold and you reduce activity
so very good for the cells missing 02
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Considering that all the press have received the same reports on his condition, it is wrong that the headlines vary so much:

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Michael Schumacher: Former Formula One world champion in an 'extremely serious' condition after serious skiing accident
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Schumacher 'in critical condition' after hitting head on rock during skiing accident in French Alps
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Considering that all the press have received the same reports on his condition, it is wrong that the headlines vary so much:
But aren't all those reports sequential? In other words, when he first had the accident, after being momentarily unconscious. he appeared to be quite lucid. As is often the case with these injuries, the true extent of the injury (in this case a brain haemorrhage) is not immediately apparent.
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But aren't all those reports sequential? In other words, when he first had the accident, after being momentarily unconscious. he appeared to be quite lucid. As is often the case with these injuries, the true extent of the injury (in this case a brain haemorrhage) is not immediately apparent.
Those are all reports within the last two hours, since the last hospital briefing
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

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Maybe this sheds some light?

http://formerf1doc.wordpress.com/201...ss-conference/
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Shoked by all the articles about schumi's life as if he was dead...
All thoughts should go for the worst battle he has been through and for his relatives.
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Those are all reports within the last two hours, since the last hospital briefing

The journalists of the daily press understand about this "medicinish" language as much as I do, but have to deliver their report. Those of the weekly / weekend press will be in a far more comfortable position and their reports will be far better

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Shoked by all the articles about schumi's life as if he was dead...
All thoughts should go for the worst battle he has been through and for his relatives.
Reminds me of Mark Twain

"Der Bericht über meinen Tod war eine starke Übertreibung." - New York Journal, 2. Juni 1897
  • (Original engl.: "The report of my death was an exaggeration."
Background is that all newspapers, magazines, radio stations and TV stations have full biographies about all more or less important and relevant persons in their archives ready to be used. So that they only have to take the report out of the fridge, warm it up and use it
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The journalists of the daily press understand about this "medicinish" language as much as I do, but have to deliver their report. Those of the weekly / weekend press will be in a far more comfortable position and their reports will be far better

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Reminds me of Mark Twain

"Der Bericht über meinen Tod war eine starke Übertreibung." - New York Journal, 2. Juni 1897
  • (Original engl.: "The report of my death was an exaggeration."
Background is that all newspapers, magazines, radio stations and TV stations have full biographies about all more or less important and relevant persons in their archives ready to be used. So that they only have to take the report out of the fridge, warm it up and use it
The scary fact is that journalists and media working around the clock on different scenarios of the outcome must be already preparing sort of premature obituary. How immediately Wikipedia has updated profile with news about the accident and is probably one click away of adding the dates ... Let's hope not.

I can understand if it were grand slam final Nadal vs Djokovic the praise notes must be prepared beforehand but laying result in ones hand about life and death, it must be very morose and dreadful practice.

I still hope that Schumi will pull thorough it and wish him all the best.
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Re: Michael Schumacher 'Seriously Injured'

Call me a coward, but this morning I was very hesitant/scared to turn on the radio or to go to any news website...


Same thing tomorrow morning (Tuesday)
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The scary fact is that journalists and media working around the clock on different scenarios of the outcome must be already preparing sort of premature obituary.
News outlets have pre-prepared obituaries of most notable people. Some are probably more in-depth than others, but they've usually got something to run with.
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